Help the ICO identify and respond to the use of emerging technologies by providing expert insight
Technology is driving fundamental changes to our society, driven by the critical role personal data is playing in our digital lives. What role could you play in influencing the way we support innovation and technological change while also protecting privacy and information rights? As an independent body serving the public, the work of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is interesting and immensely rewarding.
We uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. In the last year we have been involved with prominent issues ranging from addressing the use of intrusive technology in our personal lives, to the privacy implications of the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our work has never been so important or high profile.
The ICO’s technology group deals with some of the most complex privacy, data rights, data protection and emerging technology issues that society faces. The aim of the group is to make sure the ICO can assess and respond to these developments, and most importantly, to shape the future privacy, data and technology landscape.
We have vacancies for several positions across the directorate – roles that will help us shape how emerging technologies and information practices impact the lives of the UK public. For more information, please look at our recruitment website: hays.co.uk/jobs/ico
About the roles
We are looking for technical experts with experience in the following domains;
Please note that we have specific job descriptions for each of these posts attached as part of the application form when you click through to apply.
You may have previously worked as an engineer, developer, designer, product manager or academic. As Principal Technology Advisor you will help the ICO identify and respond to the use of emerging technologies by providing expert insight into how they work, how they are used, and the impact they can have. You will have a focus on a specific domain area but will be able to assess other emerging technologies enabling you to join the dots between a range of technological developments and their impact on society.
You must be passionate about ensuring the development and use of emerging technologies addresses the risk of harm to citizens while ensuring the societal benefits can be realised. You will help ensure the ICO can respond to and proactively shape developments to support the rights and interests of citizens.
Our ideal candidate will have:
How to Apply
To learn more about us and find out how to apply, please view our dedicated microsite: hays.co.uk/jobs/ico
The ICO is committed to promoting and enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applicants from all members of the community.